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Season 1 2023 iRacing Plan

This week at Coach Dave Academy we are outlining our plans for season 1 of 2023 including our setup schedules as well as the lap guides and broadcast plans we have.

Season 1 of 2023 is here at Coach Dave Academy. We firstly want to thank everyone for their support over the past year. With that in mind, CDA is pleased to announce that we will continue to do a full iRacing programme for the upcoming season going into 2023, as well as continuing a full broadcast schedule and dedicated lap guides throughout the season. 

So what exactly can you expect as a Coach Dave Academy customer for season 1 of 2023? 

TEAM OF DRIVERS 

We will retain the same top level drivers that we had from the previous season which consists of the following: 

Setup Team

  • Mikkel Gade – iRating: 9000
  • Corentin Guinez – iRating: 7904 
  • Kieran Harrison – iRating 7000 
  • Bart Horsten – iRating 4800
  • Manu Rey O Largo – iRating: 7003

Lap Guide Team 

  • Yuri Kasdorp
  • Corentin Guinez  
  • Kieran Harrison
  • Suellio Almeida 
  • Manu Rey O Largo 

LAP GUIDES 

Like last season we will continue to do a full comprehensive lap guide schedule. For the new season however, we are tweaking slightly how we go about providing that content. 

After going through all the figures from the previous season, we have decided to have dedicated lap guide creators that stick to one series throughout the entire twelve week period so that the continuity is there with both series and lap guide driver. These combinations are as follows 

  • Falken GT4 Series – Kieran Harrison/Corentin Guinez
  • VRS GT3 Series – Yuri Kasdorp 
  • Porsche Cup Series – Suellio Almeida 
  • Formula 4 – Manu Rey O Largo (on even number weeks)
  • All iRacing Special Events (Drivers will rotate based on cars/series)

SERIES AND SETUPS WE ARE COVERING

We have slightly tweaked the setup offering from Coach Dave Academy compared to Season 4 of 2022, with brand new cars getting the CDA treatment and some changes to driver preferences. Our full schedule is as follows: 

Manu Rey O Largo 

IMSA 

  • Mercedes AMG GT3 EVO
  • Lamborghini GT3 EVO 
  • BMW M Hybrid V8 

Formula 4 

  • Open/Fixed

Corentin Guinez 

TCR Turn Racing Challenge 

  • Hyundai Elantra TCR 

Falken GT4 Series

  • Mercedes AMG GT4 
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT4
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 

Bart Horsten 

Porsche Cup 

  • Open/Fixed

Mikkel Gade 

VRS Sprint/Endurance

  • BMW M4 GT3
  • Porsche 991 GT3R
  • Mercedes AMG GT3 EVO

Kieran Harrison 

TCR Turn Racing Challenge

  • Hyundai Veloster TCR
  • Honda Civic TCR 

IMSA 

  • Porsche 991 GT3R
  • BMW M4 GT3 

iRacing Special Events

  • 13th January – Daytona Roar
  • 21st January – Daytona 24h
  • 11th February – Bathurst 12h

More special events will be added when announced by iRacing

Our week 1 aim is to have the content released on Monday 12th in the evening with the traditional uploads from week 2 onwards happening every Friday evening.

HOW TO VIEW OUR VIDEO CONTENT 

During Season 1 of 2023, all the Coach Dave Academy video content will be shared on our two YouTube channels. The first link is our hotlap channel which is dedicated to all the weekly hotlaps of the season, whilst the second link is our dedicated lap guide and broadcast channel which will be the home to all our non hotlap content. 

Click the links below to access both our channels: 

We hope you will join us for the new season as a Coach Dave Academy subscriber and if you have any questions about the upcoming week 1, do not hesitate to ask in the Discord. 

Have a great afternoon. 

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